Many petrolheads love to buy a model car that reminds them of races they attended over the years or performance cars that they have owned. Some may even still be lucky enough to own a classic performance saloon such as the WRX STI that won so many rallying championships back in the 90s. To fill this niche the renowned model car maker Hot Wheels has been periodically releasing model cars that hark back to those halcyon days of thrilling races that we just don’t seem to see any more in the WRC. Let’s take a closer look at the Hot Wheels Subaru Impreza for sale soon.
The Hot Wheels Ethos
Although Hot Wheels do produce toy cars, it’s worth noting that they also produce genuine collectables that do hold significant value for collectors. Hot Wheels make great efforts to fully detail every aspect of the cars that they model to get all of those little details right. So, although you will see kids playing with Hot Wheels cars (and the odd adult when no-one is watching), they are well-regarded collectable that command surprising prices on sites such as eBay or Amazon.
The Subaru Impreza 22B STi Modelled
The venerable Subaru Impreza 22B STi will soon be available as a 1/64 model. Hot Wheels take extra time manufacturing these classic car collectables, and the level of detail is quite astonishing. If you look closer at the car, you can see the signature front Subaru fascia, the distinctive air scoops on the bonnet, those hard to forget headlights and of course a tiny STi emblem on the miniature front grille.
At the rear of the Subaru Impreza 22B STi you can find a faithful reproduction of that classic large rear wing that became so iconic during those rallying years. The rear diffuser even has a tiny muffler sticking out along the left-hand side, and the taillights look like they are lit up for night time racing.
Every rallying fan knew the external livery of the Subaru STi rallying cars. That distinctive hue of blue will certainly bring back some memories and of course the typical STi gold wheels accurately complete the exterior.
As one would expect of a model created at this scale, there isn’t much to see on the inside. The cabin has some basic seating and a steering wheel, but it’s hard to see how accurately they are portrayed. However, this is nitpicking and let’s face it people are going to be taking in the stunning external details.
The Release Date
If you’re interested in this Hot Wheels Subaru Impreza 22B STi model, you won’t have long to wait. Car modelling experts at the Japanese Nostalgic Car website have reported that it will be the first classic Hot Wheels model release in the 2020 lineup. This should give interested petrolheads plenty of time to clear their desks or display cases to accommodate this exciting new model of the most iconic rallying cars of all time.